SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Mission College all-conference third baseman Josh Lauck signed a scholarship agreement to play for nationally-ranked University of Miami in 2020.
As a freshman Lauck hit .325 with 46 runs and 49 RBIs for the Saints, which included 12 doubles, four triples and six homers for a .558 slugging percentage. He ranked third in the Coast Conference in both RBIs and homers and second overall in runs scored. He will play for Mission in 2019.
Miami was also home to former Major Leaguer and current head coach Bobby Hill. Hill was a first team All-American and led Miami to the 1999 National Championship, before being named one of the Canes’ all-time best players
In 2018 the Saints won the regular season title and went onto the Super Regional, Hills’ second in three years.
Lauck regularly delivered when it counted for the Saints
In the regular season finale with the Coast Conference on the line, Lauck went 3-for-5 with a double and a two-run homer to help defeat College of San Mateo and beat the Bulldogs for the title.
In five postseason games Lauck was 7-for-21 with six runs. The Saint cleanup hitter hit safely and scored a run in all five games. In the Regional Finals against Santa Rosa, Lauck came through with game-tying RBIs twice in the winner-take-all game three
The Saints defend their conference title starting on January 26 when they play at Contra Costa College.